Appellation Cornell is a quarterly newsletter produced by Cornell College of Ag and Life Sciences, School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), Horticulture, Viticulture and Enology. The newsletter features in-depth news about research, teaching, and extension, and profiles of faculty, students, and industry.

Recent Submissions

  • How Grapevine Buds Gain and Lose Cold-hardiness 

    Martinson, Timothy E. (Cornell University, 2011-02)
    Each year buds transition from a cold-tender to cold-hardy state through a gradual process that starts around veraison and continues through the winter.
  • Formal and Informal Wine Sensory Evaluation 

    Mansfield, Anna Katherine (Cornell University, 2010-08)
    Anna Katharine Mansfield discusses the purposes and applications of wine sensory evaluation.
  • Grape Berry Moth Management 

    Weigle, Tim (Cornell University, 2011-04)
    A new forecasting model and the Grape Berry Moth Risk Assessment Protocol help growers manage grape berry moth.
  • Resource Assimilation and Vineyard Productivity 

    Bates, Terry (Cornell University, 2010-04)
    Viticulture is about capturing sunlight and soil nutrients and converting them into organic compounds for fuel and growth.
  • The 2009 Grape and Wine Report 

    Creasap Gee, Jodi; Gerling, Chris (Cornell University, 2010-02)
    New York growers and vintners faced cool and sometimes rainy weather that reduced fruit set and often delayed ripening and harvest in 2009.
  • Sources and Sinks: Allocation of Photosynthates during the Growing Season 

    Martinson, Timothy E. (Cornell University, 2010-11)
    Carbon produced through photosynthesis is allocated to different tissues at different times in the growing season.
  • Untangling the concepts of vine size, capacity, crop level, vigor, and vine balance 

    Lasko, Alan (Cornell University, 2013-03)
    Vine size, vine capacity, cropping level, vine vigor, and vine balance are all related concepts describing vine productivity. They are commonly—but not always consistently—used. Horticulture professor Alan Lakso defines ...
  • How Grapevines Reconnect in the Spring 

    Martinson, Timothy E.; Goffinet, Martin (Cornell University, 2012-03)
    In midwinter, buds are isolated from the rest of the vine's vascular system. Signals from the buds reactivate the vine's vascular cambium, reconnecting shoots, trunks, and roots - a process starting at budswell and ending ...
  • Conversion Factors: From Vineyard to Bottle 

    Gerling, Chris (Cornell University, 2011-12)
    How many grapes does it take to produce a glass of wine? Cases per ton? Bottles per acre? Hectoliters per hectare? Chris Gerling explores the ins and outs of conversion factors.
  • What Yeast Do 

    Gerling, Chris (Cornell University, 2011-08)
    Fermentation is anaerobic respiration that produces a byproduct - ethanol - that kills yeast. But in the process, yeast also transform other compounds into aroma- and flavor-active molecules that taste, smell, and feel ...

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